Upcoming events

Events, activities and conferences relevant to the users of TERN are listed here. If you would like to feature your event on this page please contact us.

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01 - 02 May 2021


2020 ILTER East Asia Pacific Conference

POSTPONED – new dates coming soon… The ILTER-EAP biannual regional conferences are a platform to share new information and knowledge on various ecosystems in the EAP region, as well as to discuss further research collaboration among the member networks and participating researchers.

10 - 13 May 2021

Darwin & Online

Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia Conference 2021

01 - 03 June 2021

Ottawa, Canada

International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2020) Conference

02 - 02 June 2021


The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

Resilience in Australia’s ecosystems. More information coming soon…

12 - 15 June 2021


Sustainability Research & Innovation Congress 2021 (SRI2021)

14 - 18 June 2021

Gold Coast

EcoSummit 2020

EcoSummit 2021 will have a focus on coastal and marine ecosystems including adjacent terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and catchments. We expect all aspects of environmental modelling, engineering, science, and policy to be covered under the focus of climate adaptation and the need for developing …

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05 - 06 July 2021


TERN Science Symposium

The TERN Science Symposium 2021 is a forum for presenting both transdisciplinary and traditional approaches to ecosystem science research, technological development, data system innovation, collaboration and action. Symposium Themes The inaugural TERN Biennial Symposium seeks to explore themes that have resonance and urgency for the planet: Climate impact on ecosystems Ecosystem biodiversity Soils and ecosystem …

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13 - 13 July 2021


Ecosystem Exchange: OzFlux Webinar Series

Details coming soon…

26 - 29 July 2021


Coast to Coast Conference

The Australian Coastal Society’s biennial national coastal management conference – incorporating the 2021 Queensland State Conference.

23 - 27 August 2021


Earth Observation Australia Advancing Earth Observation Forum 2021

06 - 10 September 2021

Langebaan, Western Cape, South Africa

MEDECOS 2021 conference: The ecology and evolution of Mediterranean ecosystems and their species

The MEDECOS conferences focus on the ecology and evolution of Mediterranean ecosystems and their species. By uniting scientists and students whose research centres on Mediterranean-climate ecosystems, participants gain insights into the similarities and differences in how these ecosystems function, change and evolve.

21 - 23 September 2021

Sarawak, Malaysia

AsiaFlux 2021 Conference

Conference Theme: The Nexus of Land Use Change, Ecosystem & Climate: A Path Towards SDGs

08 November 2021 - 12 May 2021


ILTER Coordinating Committee Meeting

08 - 11 February 2022

Auckland, New Zealand

ileaps–OzFlux Joint Conference

11 - 16 September 2022


International Society for Behavioral Ecology (ISBE) Congress

12 - 16 September 2022

Kunming, China

ILTER Open Science Meeting

Events archive

A list of some of the key TERN events and links to presentations, recordings and more information.

The Lyn Beazley AO 2021 Ecosystem Observations Webinar Series

7 April 2021

Dr Michelle Heupel, Dr Elisa Bayraktarov & Sharon Tickell.

‘The Australian sea-change phenomenon – an ecosystem monitoring perspective.’

Ecosystem Observations, TERN Seminar Series

4 November 2020

Assoc. Prof. Ben Sparrow, Dr Sandra Walpole & Dr Teresa Eyre.

Standardising environmental information collection: harmonising Australia’s approaches.’

2 September 2020

Assoc. Prof. Will Edwards & Jo Owens,

‘Introducing TERN’s Queensland SuperSites and using TERN flux tower and satellite-derived data to improve evapotranspiration and groundcover modelling.‘


1 July 2020

Prof. Stuart Phinn, Dr Peter Scarth & Alexis McIntyre

‘Effectively linking Australian Government with industry environmental monitoring using research infrastructure and research.’

Other TERN Webinars

11 February 2021

TERN Ecosystem Surveillance annual report seminar recording

Associate Professor Ben Sparrow, the Lead of TERN’s Ecosystem Surveillance platform, provides an update on the highlights and challenges of 2020 and a preview of the team’s plans for 2021. The webinar includes a brief introduction to TERN, its ecosystem surveillance monitoring infrastructure platform, and a summary of the work of the sub-teams within the group including research and development, field, technical, operations and communication.

OzFlux Ecosystem Exchange Webinar Series

4 May 2021

Dr Jamie Cleverly

‘The ecological processes that shape Australia’s ecosystems.’

4 March 2021

Dr Caitlin Moore

‘Bioenergy crop fluxes and an a-maize-ing conundrum.’ 

OzFlux 20th Anniversary Conference

2020 marks the 20th anniversary of OzFlux—the TERN-supported Australian and New Zealand eddy-covariance flux research community.  This virtual conference celebrated and reflected on the achievements of OzFlux and its contributions to global flux science. It also examined lessons learnt and the future contribution of flux data to ecosystem forecasting capabilities.

Click here to access recordings of the sessions.